a certain

Definition of a certain

  1. 1 —used to refer to a quality that is noticed but that is difficult to explain or describe She has a certain elegance about her. The house has a certain charm.

  2. 2 formal —used with the name of a person one does not know In 1889, a certain Mr. Kelly made a large donation to the church.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  fixed, settled

    :  of a specific but unspecified character, quantity, or degree

    :  dependable, reliable

  1. :  certain ones

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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